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Agrotouristiki Closes Down

The leadership of the tourism development ministry announced the closing down of its principal sector for agrotourism activity, Agrotouristiki S.A, which the ministry claims has faced long-term financial and operational programs. The general assembly of Agrotouristiki...

Greek Tourism Joins Forces with E! Entertainment

The Tourism Development Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) have joined forces with E! Entertainment—the only 24-hour entertainment channel—and signed a memorandum in a bid to attract the "creative class."

ETA Upgrades Parnassos Ski Resort

The Tourism Development Company (ETA) and the Tourism Development Ministry recently announced the launch of a new advertising campaign for Parnassos Ski Resort following a series of upgrades to the resort's facilities and services. The new campaign "O Parnassos skizei" (Parnassos...

Tourism Development Ministry’s Aims for 2008

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently announced ministry aims, actions and initiatives for 2008. The primary aim, according to Mr. Spiliotopoulos, is “Upgrading the Greek tourism product but most importantly attracting higher quality incoming tourism.”

Ministry Moves to the Creation of Tourism Studies Courses

The tourism development ministry has initiated the process for the creation of tourism studies courses in public higher education facilities. Secretary General of Tourism Spyros Efstathopoulos, under the directive of Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos, has initiated...

HATTA Says Tourism Needs Olympic and Aegean

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourism Services recently hosted an annual event by members of the board and the association's air matters committee in honor of the airline industry. Representatives from airline companies and distribution companies (CRS) as well as members...

IATA Launches New Portal

The International Air Transport Association recently launched www.iatatravelcentre.com, a new portal to inform passengers and offer personalized advice for travel planning and trip preparation.

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Predicts Tourism Levels in 2008

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels recently held its final meeting for 2007 in the presence of Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos and the political leadership of the Greek National Tourism Organization.

Tourism Development Minister Signs Contracts with K.E.K

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos has initiated contracts with 97 Vocational Training Centers (K.E.K) throughout Greece for the training of some 8,000 employees of the tourism sector with the aim of improving and upgrading respective skills and knowledge.

GNTO Advertising Campaign Revealed

“Greece, The True Experience” advertising campaign was presented by Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos and advertising company consortium Ashley & Homes and Karamella at a recent event. Ministers, secretary-generals and representatives of local authorities,...

Attica Hotel Association Says Tourism Traffic in Athens is Stagnant

The Attica Hotel Association recently announced the statistics on hotel occupancy for November 2007, and claims "tourism traffic during the holiday period showed neither positive nor encouraging results and remains stagnant.”

Greece & China Join Hands to Strengthen Tourism Bond

The recent visit to China by Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos has bore fruit, as several steps have been taken to unify Greece and China in their aim to promote bilateral tourism interests. During the recent visit, his first visit as tourism development...

IATA Survey Shows Airline Passengers Want More Self-Service

The International Air Transport Association reported that the results of its 2007 corporate air travel survey showed that passengers overwhelmingly saw value in new technologies to simplify the travel process. Some 10,000 travelers participated in the survey, which revealed that...

HATTA Ensures Consumers Safe Holiday Travel

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies recently expressed its satisfaction as Greek consumers show increasing trust in travel agencies and the holiday packages they offered during the festive season.

Hellenic Hotel Federation Submits Boutique Hotels Study

The Hellenic Hotel Federation (POX) recently completed and submitted to the Greek National Tourism Organization, a study for the construction of boutique hotels. The study consists of prerequisites for the infrastructure and services of boutique hotels as defined by international...

Burgas-Alexandroupolis Project Sees Need for Protection of the Environment and Sustainable Tourism

A meeting was held recently, headed by Minister for Mercantile Marine and Island Policy Georgios Voulgarakis, to discuss the necessary measures that must be taken to protect the environment in lieu of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project.

SETE Outlook Optimistic for Tourism in 2008

The Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises recently held its sixth conference entitled "The dynamics of changes in world tourism; how do they effect us? What is our reaction?"

Attica Hotel Association is Realistic and Optimistic

The Attica Hotel Association recently held its 38th annual assembly where its members revealed and discussed statistics for 2007. The assembly was opened by the president of the association, George Tsakiris, who began by referring to 2006 as "an overall successful year for the...

Helmepa Declares Ships are Environmentally Friendly

The Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association chose World Maritime Day (27/9/07) to announce that "ships remain the safest and most environmentally friendly means of travel as recent statistics show activity on land is responsible for eighty percent of sea pollution...

HATTA and Oinotria Land Celebrate World Tourism Day

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies celebrated its eightieth anniversary at Costas Lazaridi's Oinotria Land, which also celebrated 15 years since its creation. The event was held on the eve of world tourism day and was attended by the secretary general of...